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Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
. i'm bob ryan, abc 7 news starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> the wild things' toxic prescription. >> i am on drug, it's called charlie sheen. >> new tonight the loss he just suffered but why he's claiming a new victory in his battle for millions. an alert for every college student and parent. tonight the local breakthrough targeting binge drinking and the influence it could have. casting an oscar ballot. >> some of them you really almost have to -- when you vote, it's hard. >> a local man gets a vote. only on 7. he confesses, what makes a winner? >>> live and in h.d., this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. loss like drug, booze and prostitutes aren't stopping charlie sheen. we begin with his blistering comments for his bosses and anyone else standing in his way. horace holmes is live with more from an abc news exclusive interview with the controversial actor. >> sheen in his interview today unleashed his anger at his bosses at cbs, was unapologetic while admitting to being in his words a party animal and despite what
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm EDT
forecast when "abc news" continues at 5:30. >>> thousands of jobs are headed this way. where you could pick up an application and get to work? >>> homework assignment is striking a passionate national debate. why immigration is a hot topic in an elementary school? >>> another air traffic controller is off the job. why the controllers say may have sent the plane into danger. >>> some big employers are on the way to harper county. jobs don't require any agent,  degree or listening on services. >> two big announcement, two big job generators. one company will hire about 600 people. the other more than 18 people in the next -- 1800 people in the next three years. this is the success harper is having to bring new jobs in a tough economy. >>> when you see it on the road, you may think the market is one of several businesses. look again. it's a run big store. 150 full-time jobs and 150 part- time jobs. >> i don't think people know how many jobs are generated. >> jim a developing box hill. more facilities will be built, along with room for expansion. even as more people buy a single grapes,
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 3:00am EST
. it's monday, march 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> good morning. i'm rob nelson. >>> the obama administration may tap the nation's oil reserves to increase supply to ease the prices. it's an unusual move and hasn't always worked in the past. >>> and also ahead -- which republican might emerge as leading contender in the 2012 presidential race? five potential candidates go to iowa today to test out those waters. surprising names in the mix. >> didn't we just have an election two weeks ago? >> seems like it. >>> the hottest toys of this year, large and small, that should amaze and excite your kids. you know, even adults, if you're a kid at heart, cool stuff out there. stay tuned for all of that. >> looking forward to that. >>> first, oil prices marched higher in early overseas trading to their highest level in more than two years. >> pushing gas prices here at home to $4 a gallon in some cities. as david kerley roeports, the white house is considering a pretty dramatic move. >> reporter: for the first time since mi
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>> live and in hd this is abc 7 news on your side. >> thank you for joining us today. police in prince george's county are hunting for someone who gunned down a pizza delivery man. he was shot in the 6800 block of seat pleasant drive last night. it was a violent night. hours later, another man was murdered not far away. john gonzales is live with what we're learning about this. >> the victim who has not been identified by police today, was finishing up his work day yesterday. he arrived you're domino's pizza at noon and was on one of his final deliveries of the day at 8:30 p.m. 11 minutes of the call came in, he left the shop here and never returned. his manager tells us today he was only carrying $13. >> it was a. delivery only about two miles from the restaurant. but the delivery men who have worked here since 2008, it would be his last. gunned down in front of this seat pleasant apartment building. >> it is just horrible that repeats a person cannot do his job. >> residents heard multiple gunshots run a 30 p.m. last night. a resident found the working victim lying on the grou
KOFY
Mar 2, 2011 9:00pm PST
, nannette miranda, abc 7 news. >>> today was a day of action to draw attention to proposed budget cuts and what they will mean for schools and higher education in california. students and teachers at oakland allendale elementary walked out of classrooms led by the school principal. every school took part in the walkouts to show how education is in a state of emergency. california faces a $26 billion deficit and governor brown says the only way to balance the budget is to cut services and extend current tax measures. >>> when fire ravaged that san bruno neighborhood in september no up with suspected the cause because no one knew that a pg&e pipeline ran right under that neighborhood. that came out in testimony before the national transportation safety board in d.c. heather ishimaru is following the testimony in washington tonight. >> when it exploded into a 3200-foot plume of fire, dilling 8 people and destroying 38 homes no one thought it could be a pipeline explosion because no up with knew it was there. the fire chief says though it would have been nice to know for planning his departmen
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
at 6:00 starts right now. >> live and in hd, this is abc-7 news at 6:00 -- on your side. >> tonight, investigators are trying to determine whether the deadly shooting outside frankfurt, germany was an act of terrorism. >> the shooter confesses to targeting members of the american military. one of the two soldiers killed was from virginia. >> the airman's family did not want to speak on camera. they are devastated. they say he always had a smile on his face and his brother was his best friend. they got the call every military family fears. when the news reached them, it was more shocking, because their loved one was not killed in a war zone. if he was gunned down outside of an airport in germany. >> he was one of those people everybody got along with. the teacher's love to have him in class. >> zachary cuddeback graduated from monroe high before joining the air force in 2009. authorities say the shooter confessed to targeting a busload of american troops outside of the airport on wednesday. he went to court today under heavy security. the ethnic albanians from kosovo who lives in ger
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Mar 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
bloomberg headquarters, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:34 on this friday mourned 33 degrees. it is cold. >> and the official start to the cherry blossom festival this weekend and road closures you need to know about. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords moves forward on her road to recovery. coming up, steps that she has just taken and her plans to attend her husband's space shuttle launch. >> stay with us. blue diamond almonds! more bold flavor! more variety! more value! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds. (play-by-play announcer) it's up and it is... good! more than a snack. >>> welcome back. a construction worker died after a trench collapsed in northeast d.c. emergency workers were on the scene at in the 1200 block of evarts street. they thought they could pull him to safety. now details. >> we knew he was in tough shape but there were signs of life initially. >> the trench collapsed with the course of a car going 50 miles an hour. the man had altered a support system and became buried beneath hundreds of pound
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. this is abc 7 news at 11:00, is on your side. the interview, the outburst and the broken glass. ons is abc 7 news at 11:00, side >> we begin with a for formerearch capitol hill staffer. emily hershenson was last seen after leavinging her adams morgan home. now the effort to find her has over theickly internet. stephen tschida spoke with her husband. trails is where emily's goes cold. the howard university metro station. a good distance from her home. card was used about noon. she is not here. emily hershenson's home, filled friends and family and apprehensions. while dozens of people join in the mother, her husband clings to hope. >> is a horrific experience to endure this. this is totally uncharacteristic for her. unconceivable the us that herwould not come home to daughter. said his wife got up early monday to head up out to work. he said he talked with her 9:00 a.m. she never arrived. the disappearance of a former is capturingry the internet. while a facebook page rapidly cannes france. bus stops and shiites. been reaching out to of law enforcement. >>, hershenson said his wife expe
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. glow now abc 2 news at 11:00. >>> it's a story we have been following for months. concussions affecting young athletes. tonight one u.s. state takes drastic action to help take kids safe on the field, the ice, and the diamond. but, first, in a dye investors neighborhood, friends with charles village on the east and they back up against false road? the mayor is gonna visit tomorrow. but this was planned to talk about the walmart moving in. the mood for that meeting is gonna change after a young woman was found stabbed to death in her own home. cheryl. >> it most certainly will. >> reporter: a woman was stabbed multiple times in her home, the police are still searching for the person who killed her. people stand outside along huntington avenue stunned after hearing a woman was found dead inside her home. >> it's very frightening and i've gone to st. charles village for people who have been hurt over there and it's very, very tragic and i'm deeply concerned. >> she was stabbed multiple times. her body was found by her father around 4:30 tuesday afternoon. >> preliminarily, again
KOFY
Mar 30, 2011 9:00pm PDT
in san pablo, leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >>> some of the other problems, an ambulance crew had to work its way around a mud slide in morgan hill to rescue a woman who appears to have suffered a stroke. the santa clara county emergency team there was to check on residents and found the woman. she was wheeled out and taken to a local hospital. about 20 residents are cut off by a 200-foot long mud slide, the situation with the sliding hill in hercules is getting worse tonight. the city added more barricades to hold back the mud but experts are not optimistic. hard to believe but the dry spell we are now enjoying could still cause problems because the hill is like a sponge. >> once it swells up with water it expands and then when the water starts to leak out and dry out it starts shrinking back down and just that movement in itself can cause the hill to slip. >> hercules declared a local emergency and hopes to join with the city of san pablo in asking the state for money to join home owners. >> a major slide blocking highway 101 on the north coast. it occurred at the southern end of t
KOFY
Mar 23, 2011 9:00pm PDT
. elizabeth taylor. more now from abc 7 arts and entertainment reporter don sanchez. >> reporter: she was a child star who grew up before an adoring audience. she was called the most beautiful woman in the world. won two acting oscars. she costarred with richard burton. they met filming cleopatra and brangelina of their day. fred shot stills for the the old "san francisco examiner." >> the two were so charming i felt like if i said gee, can you have dinner with us tonight in my home in san francisco and they would have aid, yes. >> reporter: she married burton twice. one of seven husbands. marriages and glamour are one part of her life. it is her humanitarian that is a legacy. >> we will fight the odds and win because it is right. >> she started the american foundation for aids research. silverman was the first president. >> she was very active in raising awareness when most stayed as far away from aids as they could get. >> jason says because of her lobbying and effort he is getting information. >> she eliminated stigma when no one else would. >> reporter: it brought her for the fashion
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
," why you should watch every click when your heart is falling in love online. abc 2 news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> now, abc 2 news at 11:00. >>> he was all of four, he found a loaded handgun, pulled the thrillinger, tonight a family speaks and police want to nowhere this loaded gun came from. but, first, the husband and wife started collecting dogs. one yorkie followed by a poodle, the economy went south so they collected more. >> so afraid to call the pound for fear their dogs might not make it they kept on collecting. they ended up with 51 dogs. unless you're the spca that's against the law. a case of animal hording in pasadena. >> reporter: they say it's the large dog hording case they have ever seen. the former owner said he loved them, didn't want to see anything bad happen to them, but things just got out of hand. map some of them want to be on camera. others couldn't careless. but so many dogs came in the anne arundel annal shelter monday they take up just about every cage in this room. >> all of the dogs were free bitten or infested with flees, some had long nails and
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 4:30am PST
half an hour. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> all right, terry. thank you very much. it's 4:32 now. the latest protest at u.c. berkeley ended after university administrators agreed to meet with students to discuss their concerns. lillian kim was there and has our story. >> the 8th protestor received victory hugs after they came out of the hall. they were bound together with pvc pipe, duct tape and wire. >> it went very quickly. >> do you think you could have stayed there much longer. >> when you fight a cause you believe in, you can do plenty of things. >> it started with nine but one got arrested soon after when they came back in the building. they protested budget cuts for higher education and ongoing fee hikes. students on the ground came to show their support for those perched above. >> we are the foundation of this university and if they keep pushing us to pay more fees, they're going to cut down the amount of kids that attend this school and it's going to be a serious lack of diversity. it's already awful. >> many were prepared for an all-nighter but when news broke they struck a
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
virginia, packing extra dollar because of the new gas surcharge. in northwest, cynne simpson, abc 7 news. >>> members of the d.c. committee voiced their frustration to the mayor exactly a year after one of the deadliest shooting rampages in the district. >> how they get these guns is beyond me! >> dozens held a vigil outside of the presbyterian church. ithe incident happened a year ago. d.c. mayor vincent gray and police chief cathy lanier joined those calling for the violence to end. >> we cannot tolerate this. it they have to pay the consequences. >> their frustrations are being put toward to good use now. it is not anger against each other or the system, but anger they can focus into positive action. >> today marks one year since the shooting, which was the worst in six years. one man pled guilty, but several others are facing charges. >>> now the latest on the crisis in libya. a key member of muammar gaddafi's inner circle has arrived in the u.k. and is resigning from his post. in the u.s., congressional leaders pushed the obama administration for how long u.s. plans to stay in
ABC
Mar 2, 2011 11:00pm EST
? abc 7 news starts right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> we began with a pair of hazing scandals at the university of maryland. a published reports say the school has suspended the activities of three fraternities, and this comes as seven sorority sisters are charged in the hazing of a student. jay korff has the latest from college park. >> the allegations leveled against the sort members are quite frankly shocking. -- the sorority members are quite frankly shocking. they say they attacked a pledge on more than one occasion. this sortie at the university of maryland college park has been suspended indefinitely, seven members charged criminally in connection with a hazing investigation. according to court records, from october 15-18, a young woman was taken to three area apartments in prince george's county and attacked by students or graduates who belonged to the sorority. authorities alleged she was pushed into a wall and thrown around and punched at one location, at another apartment choked and struck repeatedly on the buttocks with
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 5:00am EDT
victims. the suspect will appear before a judge later today. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >>> an autopsy will be conducted today on a body found in a dumpster in woodbrige. the human remains were discovered inside the dumpster on bayside avenue after a fire was reported. when firefighters put out the flames before found the body. police spent the night canvassing for information and handing out fliers. investigators cannot tell if the victim is a man or a woman. >>> a 15-year-old girl accused of killing a d.c. high school students will be back in court today. she is charged with killing 18- year-old gary gordon at a southeast apartment on sunday. earlier this week the garrelts said that she was playing with the gun when she accidentally shot him. >>> and maryland senator what pepco held accountable for power outages. barbara allowsbarbara mikulski is asking for stronger liability standards. she says the frequent blackouts are serious safety issue. >>> following some breaking news. the faa is investigating allegations that an air-traffic controller was sleeping on the job at reagan nation
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
make sure we retrain everybody in plain clothes operation autos abc 7's dean johnson says these cases point out the need for major reforms. >> in san francisco, we've had such a continuing scandal that permeated the d.a.'s office, and task force and this is time to say yeah. there is a pattern and culture there, needs to be a major reform. >> gascone says that the cases that were dropped can be refiled in circumstances change but for now, 57 defendants will be given their freedom. >> and we're learning about a so-called dui scheme launched by an investigator facing dozens of charges in a huge drug scandal. this private investigator, former scannedder of the narcotics enforcement team faced 28 felony counts, involving the theft and sale of large quantities of drugs seized by c net. now, dums curtailed a scheme to trap three men into du ai. rests. carried out with help of steven sanabe, a police officer now facing several charges. in one case, a reserve deputy on patrol told investigators tanabe was receiving eight to 10 cell phone calls each with update on a targeted man drinking insid
KOFY
Mar 9, 2011 9:00pm PST
devastated a neighborhood. the neighbors gathered this evening to mark that grim milestone. more now from abc 7's heather ishimaru. >> reporter: nail by nail, damaged homes are being rebuilt but on the empty lots there is no work yet on rebuilding homes wiped out on that terrifying night six months ago. not everyone wants to. phil's yellow tagged house won't be ready for his family of six to move back in until about a year from now. for him, today's six month milestone is about only one thing -- >> it is not about bureaucrats and not about politics and not about corporations who are happened it is really about the people who were affected by this and remembering the people who gave their lives, who lost their lives in this event. >> phil and his two young children were home when the pipe exploded. firey chunks of asphalt rained down on the house. >> my kids still ask why did the fire come on our house, you know, they want to know why. and i just have to say it was just an accident. >> among those trying to answer the questions why, the independent blue ribbon panel appointed by cpcu chairman
ABC
Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
time before she dies. >> abc 7 legal analyst says dugard's opinion will make a difference to a judge. >> the garridoes played the only card they had to play. the only thing they can offer the district attorney and victim in this case is so save them trauma of a trial. >> jaycee dugard and her children remain in seclusion. the family received a $20 million jeltment after the state was accused of failing to supervise phillip garrido, a paroled rapist. >> thank you. >> five people escaped a burning building this afternoon. smoke and flames poured from the second story apartment. the residents, including two small children i had it onto the roof. firefighters brought them down down one at a time. >> the guy next door trying to wake us up of. we were asleep. my daughter was up. i just found out she was trying to play with the stove. i didn't know the house was on fire until i opened the door. >> everyone got out okay. it took firefighters just five minutes to put out the fire. the red cross is hoping the family finds a place to stay, tonight. >> a fight is brewing between families of vict
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 2:05am EST
need for that. especially if the place that give us a $14 trillion debt. jonathan carl, abc news, capitol hill. >>> some volunteer firefighters in northern virginia are in some big trouble after a weekend joyride. police say they were drunk when they took one of their department's rigs out for a spin. smart move, guys. a long a winding road, the fire truck veered into the path of a squad car and the police officer said he had to swerve off the road. that same officer then pulled the rig over. the fire firlt behind the wheel was charged with dui and other offenses. >> come on. taking out the fire truck. >>> we're getting a look now at dramatic new pictures from hawaii's volcano. a new vent opened up in the volcano. scientists said areas near the vent could erupt or collapse without warning posing a threat to visitors or hikers in the area. kiauea has been erupting since 1923. >>> it is clearing out in the southeast this morning after unusual severe weather system slammed parts of north carolina. a twister may have hit the central part of the state, toppling trees and knocking out
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 3:05am EDT
critic and host of abc's "popcorn" salt down with the hot ty himself, bradley cooper. >> reporter: hi, i'm peter travers have and this is "popcorn" where we tell you what's going on at the movies. there's a good thriller going on called "limitless" about a guy who takes a pill and suddenly instead of using 10% of his brain, like all of us do, he gets to use 100% of it and strange things happen. who plays this guy? bradley cooper. you remember him from "the hangover" and "the a-team" this is a very different role for him in i carried the cast. >> something in law school? >> how do you know i'm in law school? >> you're a creep, aren't you. >> no, i just noticed the book. >> reporter: some people say we use 10% or 20% at most of using the brain. you're playing a guy now using 100% of his brain. >> right. >> reporter: how do you approach playing this? what suddenly do you turn yourself into? >> you know, it's no different, peter, than playing phil winick in "the hangover." it took more time because there was more of an evolution, aesthetical aesthetically, emotionally, physically. so, yea
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 2:05am PST
. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, rainsville, alabama. >> i think there's a lot of moms out there that probably feel the exact same way and are completely surprised to find out this can go down at school. >> seems like the parents would want control over who's physically touching any kind of way their child -- even folks in new mexico, that case moving there, a law gaining momentum. i think it's eroding but shocking how many states in the southern half of the country -- >> it's still going on. >> still going on. >> also shocking that this is still going on. charlie sheen. of course we have the latest. his latest rant goes on and on and on. we do have interesting details about who might be replacing him. >> stay tuned for that. >>> while the search is on -- yeah, about his replacement. >> right, right. >> "the skinny" coming up. ght. >> "the skinny" coming up. ming up. h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@ ♪ skinny so skinny >>> welcome back, everybody. i know a lot of folks are tired at this point of hearing about charlie sheen but this thing keeps going and going. there's so many different layer
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
president's address. >> life and in the agency, this is abc 7 news at 6:00 -- live and in hd, this is abc 7 news. >> president obama will be delivering a speech. >> this will be his first major televised address. rebecca cooper joins us now on what the president hopes to accomplish. >>> the president hopes to explain to his supporters and critics by libya is important to u.s. national security. the president was that a multicultural school in the northwest today when riot that he was asked why he was spending money in libya when the school spending is lagging. libya was not what he wanted to focus on today. >> i will be addressing this issue tonight and i have already addressed that on several occasions including on your program. our involvement is going to be limited, both in time and scope. >> voters say they need a president to better explain the u.s. involvement. >> i want to hear from him why he feels is necessary to send troops over there. >> we are still boosting military spending but cutting all of these important programs, so i feel it is a problem. >> as the fights ray jo
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 3:05am EDT
house. jim sciutto, abc news at reagan national airport. >> scary stuff. >>> now we turn to a developing story in south florida. firefighters are battling a huge inferno at miami international airport. the situation is extremely dangerous there right now because a fuel storage facility went up in flames. these pictures are just into us now taken by a viewer and sent to our abc affiliate in miami. the fire is expected to burn for several hours, but it is far -- but so far the airport terminals and runways are okay so flights should not be seriously delayed, at least to this point. we'll continue to follow this throughout this thursday morning. >>> well, friends and fans all around the globe are remembering elizabeth taylor. flowers and memorials have been piling up around taylor's hollywood walk of fame star. admires were pouring into madame tussaud to see her wax figure. we'll have more on taylor's life and legacy later on in this half hour. >> what an icon. >>> also in hollywood news this morning, singer chris brown is apologizing for his controversial actions after that segm
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Mar 28, 2011 3:00am EDT
international forces. this is happening today, monday, march 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm rob nelson. libya's crisis is at the top of president obama's agenda today and he will address the nation tonight to define u.s. priorities in confronting the gadhafi regime. >> also japan's nuclear crisis got even shakier this morning when the country was hit by yet another serious quake. also new reports of damaged fuel rods at the fukushima nuclear plant. we'll have the latest. >> and we'll lighten the mood later this half hour. march madness is not really madness to one talented teen out there. i'll introduce to you a guy who keeps tabs on college basketball like nobody else. you won't believe how much he's done at such a young age. >> you're in first place with the competition. >> not bragging yet. >>> first let's get down to the headlines. there are reports rebels have taken moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. >> that would be a big victory for the reb. s. they were aided by international air strikes overnight. >> continued
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Mar 31, 2011 4:30am EDT
akiko fujita abc news tokyo. >> i'm sure they can use the distraction. that's what's making news in >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead key developments from the crisis in libya. nato takes over control of airstrikes and the commander in chief send the cia. good morning, i am alison starling. >> i am pamela brown. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> it is a damp, cold morning. anticipate a few areas of rain across the region for opening day at national park. it's going to be wet on the seats. active rain showers right now are isolated over the bay and on the eastern shore. numerous reports of fog and drizzle. some reduced visibility. temperatures in the mid to upper 30's. high temperatures in the mid to upper 40's. the average high is 51 degrees. a little warmer tomorrow. i anticipate some areas of isolated rainshowers this afternoon and into early tomorrow morning. clearing out by late saturday despite the chance of the morning shower. warming up pushing 60 degrees especially by sunday
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm PDT
for residents in a nearby store, and the red cross was ready to help. i'm live in felton abc 7 news and an emergency situation about an hour ago and there is a man that got stuck in the middle of the rain-swollen guadalupe river near and firefighters used this to reach him, they managed to get him to safety no. word yet on the condition or exactly how he ended up in the rir. >> let's go back to santa cruz mountains. this latest storm is making a bad situation worse. we're live tonight with the story there. >> and yeah. dan, there was a woman who was forced from her home when a she was shaken and firefighters say and you can hear the howl of the wind on nelson road. this douglas fir snapped this morning, there was another sound. >> the neighbor across the way yelled that she was yelling "help" and that a tree had fallen down. and the home was sliced down the middle. and firefighters say she was lucky to escape and they managed to rescue her dog. >> we did a quick search, found the dog z coerced it into a case, then took it to her. >> and this tree is a second storm on nelson road. an
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Mar 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
most serious problem. clayton sandell, abc news, ft. collins, colorado. >> story so difficult to hear. we want to bring in dr. marie savard, an abc news contributor. and i know you have three sons, all young athletes. you are so versed on this. i wanted to look at this animation of the heart tonight. and it starts out as a heart that's normally beating. >> that's right. sudden cardiac death goes from a normally beating heart to a very rapid beating heart and then an erratically beating heart and it stops, often because there's an underlining, a congenital condition, as we're learning in this case tonight, perhaps a heart disorder that wasn't yet discovered. >> so the parents had no idea. >> that's right. >> which leads to your checklist tonight. they're going to hear what they do in italy, the ekgs, many parents will want to ask for one. what's the recommendation on that? >> the american heart association recommends two things. first, that all kids before athletic programs, and then repeated every two years, have a focused history, where they talk about a family history, talk about ea
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Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
connecticut raising the threat of additional funding in the western part of the state. abc 7 news new york. >>> a prince george's county man accused of letting an elderly woman is under custody. they have a track down 32-year- old jonah iman. he grabbed the purse of a woman and renter to the ground. the elderly woman suffered a broken kneecap and bruised ribs. >>> to do is responsible for slashing the tires of more than 12 cars? they had 16 cars during the overnight hours on silver -- in several streets in this neighborhood. we hear from several victims upset. >>> the university of the dc's president was in the hot seat. they hammered him about his spending expensive. we are live to talk about what happened inside there. sam? >> it started out badly for udc's president. he did not have copies of his prepared remarks for councilmembers. they would not go on until they had them. they had to adjourn 20 minutes until they were available. by that time, they were not in a good mood. >> can you explain why you have not submitted to this committee the information that we requested? >> kempe member
ABC
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
news starts right now. . >>> now abc 2news at 11. >> for two years we have been working for you exposing scammers and all the bad guys trying to take your money. on the scam anniversary we take a look back at some of the ways josie has worked for you. >> first the weather. we dodged a couple today. lots of threats, let's find how the rest of the night will go and tomorrow. is it a lamb or lion? >> we will go with the one you serve with mint jelly, lamb. it went out like a lion. powerful storms south of us, mainly north carolina and virginia. we dodged that but plenty of rain. take a look at the radar, and you can see right now most of the shower activity pushed well east. we are talking about the eastern shore. places like easton with a little light rain. most of it confined to points well south and east of us, cambridge still get something rain. the wide view, again overall the showers pushing out, most of us with a half to two thirds of an inch of rain. no severe weather. temperatures right now cooling off pretty sharply. 37hagerstown, close to 50 down on the eastern shore. th
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
believe at this opinion he was the intended target. no suspects in mind at this point. abc-7 news. >> alan: the power is back on for more than 165,000 pg&e customers who lost power this afternoon in marin, sonoma and monterey counties. the outage started at 1:30 this afternoon. sky 7hd found this traffic signals out in fairfax. pg&e says they don't know what caused the outage but power is back on for everyone out there. >>> a man from san hoe sigh sai -- san jose died while snowboard in the sierra this weekend. his body was found this more. he disappeared yesterday. the sheriff doesn't know if he died from striking a tree or from being exposed to the cold weather. there's a live look at the lake tahoe area from a camera at the heavenly mountain resort. thousands of people hit the slopes to enjoy several inches of fresh snow that was dumped by the recent storms. >>> in capitola, they're digging themselves out after getting slammed by flood waters twice in three days. we have this report from capitola, where the city is declaring a state of emergency. >> reporter: as if two days of
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Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
forecast when the news starts right now. >> now, abc 2news at 11. >> gray's anatomy the music event tomorrow night but tonight we have a sneak peek and will hear from the star preformer. first, spring, why is it snowing? >> not everybody but it's wintery in certain parts of the area. wyatt is out in the elements. >> reporter: it's not looking good. it's not looking good . none of this stuff is sticking but i had to put the hoody up. let me show you why. this is really immixes of sleet and just the last five minutes pretty big flakes. i would have to call it a mix of rain and ice right now. temperatures still warm for this stuff to stick. let's show you a quick look at radar and you can see bottom line we have a lot of action and activity on the radar but we are detecting more of a winter mix in places like carol county and toward frederick. zoom in temperatures playing a key role in this extremely late march winter event that will go on for another 36 hours. temperatures, 34 frederick, 41 in the city. that's critical because that is creating more of a winter scene from carroll count
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Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
how to respond to that report, abc's yunji de nies explores the latest science on how you survive a quake. she's in escondido, california. >> reporter: this is no typical living room. for me, it was no typical interview. ah! the folks at ready america invited me to their earthquake simulator. wow. they decided to catch me off guard. wow. >> i know. >> reporter: that was so strong. i didn't know what to do. >> exactly. >> reporter: what is the right thing? >> exactly what i tried to do. push you underneath there. >> reporter: the simulated quake was only a 6.8, 158 times less powerful than what hit japan. still, important lessons learned. >> find the safest place in the room and take cover. drop cover and take hold. >> reporter: they do the same in japan. watch how quickly these men dive for cover. as the 9.0 quake rattles everything around them. surviving the earthquake itself is the first step. living through the aftermath is a big concern. imagine suddenly having no access to water, electricity, or communication. have essentials on hand. water, like these pouches, that stay fresh
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
raising questions after that third explosion. abc 7's mark matthews is here with details. mark? >> reporter: nuclear engineers are telling me it's good news the plant is holding together as well as it is, considering the earthquake was much bigger than what reactors were designed to withstand. but still a quarter million people living near the plant have been evacuated. after the earthquake and tsunami, the world is watching another phone shall disaster. a second explosion at the plant that rat yeld officials at the white house, raising fears of a massive melt down. >> at this moment it's important that all of us join together providing help that we can in days and months still to come. >> japan has now asked for that help, and insisting they're handling it. >> this is under control. but we have to watch out. >> two reactors had partial melt downs. the hot nuclear core said to be intact. but with no electricity, japanese are pumping in sea water, flooding containment housing. >> i think the -- the reactors have been shut down automatically. they've been shut down so.... there i
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Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
this controversial form of worship. abc 2 news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> now, abc 2 news at 11:00. >> an emotional night for first responders in caught county. a volunteer firefighter is honored in death for giving his life in service to his neighbors. but, first, a 16-year-old is shot and killed in a baltimore county neighborhood. >> as soon as this went down around 2:30 this afternoon baltimore highland went into a lockdown mod christian schaefer is at police headquarters with the latest. >> reporter: that's because those two schools aren't too far from the crime scene? lansdowne. they product a number of people here to interview them but still no arrest so far at this hour. this shooting happened around 2:45 in the afternoon in a neighborhood full of children. this is where the first shots rang out on song bird circle in baltimore highland. the victim ran to his home on bird nel court about 200 yards away. he collapsed on the steps just inside the front door. porche walker lives nearby. she ran to the teen thinking her cpr training might help. but it was too late. >> he laid
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
breen saying so long from phoenix. now, except on the west coast, stay tuned for abc's "world news" or your local news over most of these abc stations. thanks for watching abc, home of the nba finals. [ male announcer ] what if you could combine america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> tonight on "world news" from japan, extraordinary new images of the tsunami's fury. and as our team reaches the worst hit areas, the full scope of the humanitarian crisis becomes clearer. more than 10,000 feared dead in one region alone, perhaps far more. and as we discovered, for the survivors, food, gas and electricity running short. >>> the neuroer will emergency here. a sixth reactor is in trouble. two have suffered
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Mar 16, 2011 11:35pm PDT
family's incredible journey. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran and cynthia mcfadden in new york city and bill weir in japan, this is "nightline," march 16th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, a special broadcast on what today became an acute nuclear emergency in japan. with three reactors melting down, a fuel fire in a fourth and spent fuel rods exposed to the air. one official told abc news, quote, it would be hard to describe how alarming this is right now. and, as a small group of remaining workers battle to cool the molten rods at the reactor's core, nuclear scientists voiced alarm, as well. there is grave concern that if the containment walls around the plants fail, a dense radioactive cloud might be spewed into the air and be carried by wind and weather to large population centers in japan. the news prompted expatriates and japanese alike to crowd airports and roads looking for ways out. many left sendai, north of the damaged nuclear plant. abc news' clarissa ward reports from osaka japan, about 360 miles southwest of the pl
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Mar 25, 2011 2:35am EDT
jets will attack tanks or gadhafi forces. martha raddatz, abc news, italy. >>> and major developments from fukushima nuclear power plant. >> investigators say a core breach in one of the reactors has occurred. akiko fujita brings us the latest live from tokyo. good morning. what is the lateest? >> reporter: good morning to you, rob. we are hearing the reactor vessel of reactor number three may have been breached. those developments coming to us from a press conference with japan's nuclear industrial safety agency. this is clearly troubling news because this raises the possibility that radiation from the reactor which combines uranium and plutonium, could be released. this all comes on a day when work resumed at fukushima daiichi plant just 24 hours after three workers suffered from radiation burns while attempting to replace a cable at one of the reactors. two remain in the hospital. the injuries halt halted work at the plant yesterday but crews are back out at the plant, trying to cool the reactors. the death toll continues to rise from the quake and tsunami. we learned today from th
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Mar 11, 2011 3:05am EST
japan. >> this is not an isolated incident. be sure to stay tuned to abc news. we'll be back with more after this. chock. after shock. aftershock. of course we're continuingour coverage of a major disaster unfolding in japan. we want to take you live coverage by nhk as they cover not only this earthquake but pictures there, the result of the tsunami that followed that quake after it struck at 2:46 local time in northeast japan. >> now, this is not any kind of populated building. this is actually a refinery. it's an oil -- a natural gas refinery that, as we've watched this thing catch fire. there were initial small flames and now we've watched it take over the entire facility. we want to listen in now to nhk. >> in chiba free fek tour east of tokyo, ish kau what having a hard time containing the fire. police in miyagi prefecture says a number of people are missing. tsunami waves swept through coastal areas inland. many building and cars have left -- been left submerged. prefecture police say at least eight people have now been confirmed dead in four prefectures in northern japan. prefec
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Mar 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
, from nestle. >> this is the abc 7 saturday morning news. >> in the news this saturday morning, march 19th japanese officials report elevated radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms by the fukushima nuclear plant. as firefighters spray water directly from the ocean to try and cool overheated fuel rods. and whacky weather in the bay area, a water spout is spotted off san francisco's ocean beach during yesterday's powerful storm. and another storm is on its way and checking in just a bit. thanks for joining us and yesterday's storm, we spotteded at least 16 lightning strikes from our camera. there was lightning reported at pacifica and san raphael. let's check and see what's in store this weekend. hi lisa. >> yeah, officially our last full day of winter, but really you feel very much like winter right on through next week and shows most of the activity in the north bay and the south bay, highway 1 and highway 101 getting wet here from santa rosa down through grown are park and a little further to the east, they're moving on to san francisco across the bay bridge into oakland and
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Mar 28, 2011 9:00pm PDT
prison no more. i have opportunities. >> pl coming at abc news at 1 11:00. hear from relative of murder victim and how the family feels about caldwell release. as for caldwell he'll life with his sister in antioch for the time being. >> thank you lillian. >> east bay tonight one man is dead. shot by police and the contra costa county sheriff's office says the deputy had no choice but to open fire. what happened now from abc 7 laura anthony. >> how many gunshots by. 4 or 5. >> bay point nathan said he heard the gun shots just after 1 this morning. culmination of traffic stop made by 2 contra costa county sheriff's deputy on the white buick. at first the driver provided deputy with a false name. then according to sheriff's there was a warrant for the man arrest. >> driver of the vehicle started to flee inside the car driving away at high rate of speed. deputy attempted to prevent him from driving away. one deputy became partially trapped inside the vehicle. other deputy struck by the vehicle n.fear for both safety and to prevent serious injury or fatality were you able of the offic
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00am PST
. if this all does go through, expect to see it go into effect in july. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thanks a lot. is it human error or just a design flaw? some of the questions coming up after an inmate at the alameda county jail simply walked away in what may be the quietest jailbreak ever. terry mcsweeney is live at the jail in dublin. terry? >> a short while ago i was talking to an inmate released from this jail just a short time ago. and he was telling me what happened out here, what apparently happened yesterday is impossible. he said get out of the jail, an inmate has to go through a minimum of five locked doors. every single one has to be unlocked by a guard. the first that alameda county sheriff deputies are looking for this morning. this is ishmael cessna. he is out this morning and shouldn't be. sergeant j. d. nelson says he cannot remember this ever happening out here before. coming back from a fremont court appearance 6:00 last evening, got himself somehow to where the inmates are released and got through those locked doors to freedom. cessna was noticed missing
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Mar 22, 2011 2:35am EDT
to go and liberate something. >>> and be sure to stay with abc news all day as we continue our coverage of the military action in libya. more live reports are just ahead on "america this morning" and also on good morning good morning. you'll find breaking developments any time on abcnews.com. >>> and now to japan where efforts to cool that crippled nuclear facility are under way. >> that is amid fears about food contaminated by radioactivity and a death toll from the whole catastrophe that continues to rise. >> we go to abc's akiko fujita live in kamaishi, japan. >> reporter: good morning. we just learned power has been restored to reactors number three, four and five. and it is just the news japanese officials have been waiting for. that's key because that power will eventually get everything running in a way that cools down the reactors and adds cooling water to spent fuels that are leaking radiation. now, they've also been working on the replacement pumps. if that starts working, enough sea water is pumped into reactors and spent pool fuels, officials believe they could stab
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Mar 24, 2011 2:35am EDT
24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. the president wants to change our military's role in libya. we'll tell you how and why it might impact opposition fighters trying to overpower gadhafi. >> also ahead in this half hour, a pretty scary situation in washington's reagan national airport. why cockpit crews believe someone's asleep on the job in an air traffic control, no less. >> just what you want to hear. do we have not enough to deal with when we fly? >> i'm so mad about the size of the bag of peanuts. >> you get peanuts? >>> also coming up later, memories of elizabeth taylor and what she was really thinking when she was filming this unforgettable scene in "cleopatra" very sad as we look bat at her career. what a beauty. >> the last icon of that era in hollywood. >> definitely. >> heartbreaking news. >>> before we get to that, new pressure on the white house this morning over the u.s. role in libya. a leading republican is now demanding that president obama outline his goals in the confl
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Mar 23, 2011 2:35am EDT
. abc's akiko fujita is live for us in northern japan. hi, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the news out of japan has not been all too promising on the nuclear front today. we've just learned from tokyo water bureau officials that they have found levels of radioactive iodine in some city tap water. and those measured two times the recommended limit for infants. officials say the water is not an immediate health risk to adults but they have asked parents to stop giving their babies tap water. now, that adds to the list of products that have been effected by radiation leaks. vegetables, including broccoli and spinach, raw milk, even sea water have all been tainted. this came on a day when a spike in radiation levels forced workers to pull out of reactor number two at fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. they have been working to restore there -- restore the power there and stabilize the plant. the setback really shows the challenges workers are up against nearly two weeks into this crisis. in areas devastated by the tsunami, another moderate earthquake struck. this one centered in fuk
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Mar 30, 2011 3:05am EDT
make your blues disappear. how's that for tricks? i got picked! wow! neal karlinksy, abc news, tokyo. >>> and a lot of questions are now being asked this morning in alabama following a string of patient deaths at hospitals there. at least nine people have died, all who were treated with contaminated iv bags. the supplier of the bags has stopped production and is now cooperating with investigates. we should say the nine patients were critically ill before receiving those ivs. >>> well, what's love got to do with it? everything, apparently. a new medical study finds those aches and pains you might feel when you're falling in love or even out of it aren't just psychosomatic, they are real. abc's stephanie sy has the story. >> reporter: a team of researchers headed by the university of michigan studied 40 people who had experienced an unwanted romantic breakup within the past six weeks. the subjects were shown a photo of their ex-partner and al qaeda how they felt during the breakup. they were then stimulated by a device that produces a response similar to holding a hot cup of coffee. al
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Mar 11, 2011 2:05am PST
of japan. joining us is abc reporter akiko fujita, joining us from tokyo felt the earthquake from the bureau. can you give us the latest? >> reporter: we know it was an 8.8 earthquake hit off the northeastern coast of japan, about a few hours north of where we are in tokyo by bullet train. we definitely felt it out here in the abc bureau in tokyo. you know, we felt some swaying in the beginning and it got stronger and stronger and lasted quite a long time. we know right now it has triggered a 13-foot tsunami. we are looking at incredible video coming in from nhk, the public broadcaster out here. homes have been swept away by these waves. you know, you can imagine with these images just how bad the damage will be once that water recedes. >> we're also seeing a lot of flames. from your vantage point at that abc building there, are you seeing any fires? >> reporter: we are not seeing any from our vantage point but we have been watching all the footage coming through japanese media reports. nhk has not confirmed at least these are a direct result of the quake. we're trying to confirm
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Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
libya. but are we really on the same side? abc's alex marquardt is in the heart of rebel territory and tracked down the leadership. >> reporter: the rebels today displayed a trophy of their new might, one of gadhafi's tanks captured thanks to help from coalition fighters above. the u.s. and 21 other countries are backing these rebels, but how much do we actually know about them? leading the fight against gadhafi is a man who worked with him for decades, head of his feared interior ministry, general abdul fattah younis. in that role his job was to enforce loyalty to gadhafi. younis told us a few weeks ago he stepped down because gadhafi had gone too far killing protesters. then there are the rebels political leaders. what do they want? you understand that there is a lot of apprehension in the united states. the government feels like they don't know you very well. "we really do understand american fears," he said, assuring us they want democracy with political parties, a new constitution and elections. still there is a lot of skepticism. >> there is cause for concern i think. we don't kn
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Mar 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
big incident. pamela brown, abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> thousands of runners will take to the streets of dc tomorrow for the national marathon. it begins at 7:00 a.m. at rfk stadium. a number streets will be closed during the race including parts of pennsylvania and constitution avenues. metro will open at 6:00 a.m. to accommodate the runners. >>> we are just hours away from the start of an event that brings people from all over to washington. the cherry blossoms festival opens tomorrow. brianne carter joins us from the tidal basin with what is ahead. >> some of these trees are already blooming. it is a 16-day festival. the national park service has shortened the peak bloom time from six days to four. from next tuesday until next friday. people coming out to the cherry blossom festival, there will be a new tone this year. this comes in the wake tragic natural disaster in deadpjapan the earthquake and tsunami. people are trying to pick up the pieces to emerge from the devastation. that will be on the minds of many as they come down to participate at the festival. >> it i
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00am EST
. already a number of incidents. brianne carter reporting live, abc 7 news. >>> upstate new york is bracing for snow this morning. 16 inchescould see g before rush hour. the deep south is cleaning up after deadly tornadoes in southwestern louisiana. governor promising tuna rebuild those communities. >>> interim d.c. school chancellor henderson will replace michelle rhee as chancellor. mayor vincent gray plans to name henderson to that position this week. michelle rhee resigned last october. >>> on the weekend mayor vincent gray called for an investigation into his own campaign. >> this stems from a former aide's allegations of a pay for play scandal. onetime mayoral candidate sulaiman brown says greg's campaign offered him an administration job in exchange for tax on then-mayor adrian fenty. ben eisler is live in northwest with the latest details. >> that's right. according to sulaiman brown, if he continued to run for mayor and attack adrian fenty, vincent gray would offer him a job. last night gray called the allegations shocking and appalling. >> there was no quid pro quo. >> at
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